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CHRISTINE GORHAM

To run 100 marathons by Spring 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Chrissy said: "My husband John had just taken early retirement at 60. He was fit and healthy and an ultra-marathon runner but had intermittent heartburn and difficulty swallowing.[/p][p]"Following numerous visits to his GP, where he was given antacids, eventually he was sent for an endoscopy. He was diagnosed immediately with cancer of the oesophagus.[/p][p]"Because it was left too long before the investigations his cancer had already spread to the lymph nodes. Despite extensive surgeries, radiotherapy and chemotherapy the cancer had spread too far and my John died in May 2018 of oesophageal cancer."[/p][p]In 2016 when he was diagnosed, John and Chrissy decided that she would try and run 100 marathons to raise awareness of this cancer and specifically that early diagnosis can save lives.[/p][p]Sadly, far too many people are diagnosed late. The initial symptom is persistent heartburn every day for three weeks or more. Don’t hesitate to see your GP and ask for an endoscopy.[/p][p]Chrissy has now run 90 marathons with 100 targeted for spring 2019. "It is the last thing I can do for John and if it encourages people to seek an early diagnosis it will be worth it."[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

28 Apr 2019

Supporters

Jun 8, 2019

Jessie

Sorry I am so late to sponsor! Congratulations on 100 marathons. Absolutely amazing!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 25, 2019

Anonymous

Chrissy....you are an absolute inspiration.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 22, 2019

Chris Davies

Congratulations on being inducted into the 100 marathon club. An exceptional and amazing achievement!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 17, 2019

Alison

Wishing you all the best for this weekend's marathon. John will be with you in spirit cheering you on to the finish line. A magnificent achievement, well done.

Apr 30, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Isabel

You are amazing Chris. With Lots of Love Isabel xx

£50.00

Apr 29, 2019

David Thompson

Knowing your dedication to the cause I'm sure you'll notch up your magic 'ton' in no time! Best wishes, David

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Chris Davies

Let me know when your running your 100th marathon. I will want to sponsor that amazing milestone separately! Chris D

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Heidi and Lesley

£20.00

Apr 28, 2019

Louise

Spotted your page via twitter. Having spent several hours cheering runners on Tower Bridge today I have the utmost respect for all of the runners. Well done!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid